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Stolen Tractors

Blog September 28, 2010

According to the BBC, many tractors are stolen and spirited overseas, where they are sold on. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10171117.

At the time of writing this, I have read reports of stolen tractors being sent to Eastern Europe, Ireland, Iran – in other words, anywhere out of the country.

These tractors can be worth up to £100,000 and represent a devastating and crippling loss to the hard working farmers who own them.

How can you prevent this?

  • Never leave the keys in an unattended tractor, even for a few minutes.  If you need to “pop behind the hedge” – take the keys with you!
  • Fit your pride and joy with an approved immobiliser and tracking device.
  • Mark your tractor (all other equipment) prominently with  your postcode.  This acts as a visible deterrent and also means it can be quickly traced to you if it is found with the markings in tact.

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One Response to “Stolen Tractors”

  1. Cambs Countryside Watch on October 25, 2010 @ 3:22 pm

    As well as post coding tractors, bare in mind that there is a new system called Cesar Datatag. It is the Equipment & Registration Scheme to the Construction & Agricultural Industry.
    It costs around £120 per tractor, with insurance companies, including the NFU Mutual, offering sizeable premiumd reductions if you have Cesar Datatag fitted.

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